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    Exit Poll Personal History

    Voted a little while ago -- no lines, although all three polling stations were occupied. No ID problems (here in Indiana you must present a government issued photo id ostensibly to combat voter fraud but in fact to suppress the votes of the elderly, disabled, and poor) and no machine snafus. Turnout seems very high in this low-mod income diverse neighborhood.

    Indiana results will start trickling in at 6.00 pm, with the southeast/northeast polls closing at 7.00 (eastern/6 central). If Obama carries Indiana, it'll be a long night for McCain.

    My Presidential Voting History

    2008 Barack Obama
    2004 John Kerry
    2000 George W. Bush
    1996 Bob Dole
    1992 George H. W. Bush
    1988 George H. W. Bush
    1984 Ronald W. Reagan
    1980 Jimmy Carter

    Moderator note:
    Maister: You seem to have stumbled on an idea worthy of its own thread. New thread created and merged.
    Last edited by Maister; 04 Nov 2008 at 4:41 PM.
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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post

    My Presidential Voting History
    Mine:
    2008 Barack Obama
    2004 John Kerry
    2000 Al Gore
    1996 Bill Clinton
    1992 Ross Perot
    1988 Mike Dukakis
    1984 Ronald Reagan
    1980 (supported John Anderson but was below minimum voting age)

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    Mine:

    2008: Obama
    2004: Bush
    2000: Nader
    1996: Clinton

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    My vote history:

    2008: Obama
    2004: Bush
    2000: Gore
    1996: Had I been old enough, I wanted to vote for Dole (I was 4 days too young)



    My dad, who first voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1956, tells me he never voted for a winner until the first Bush in 1988 and Clinton in 1996.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Falling in line on the history (and adding in my primary votes as well)

    2008 - G - Obama. P - Richardson.
    2004 - G - Kerry. P - Edwards.
    2000 - G - Gore. P - Gore.
    1996 - G - Clinton. P - Clinton.
    1992 - G - Clinton. P - Harkin.
    1988 - Too young, but supported Gephardt in the primary. Never liked Dukakis, would have voted Bush.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    I'll play with history too

    2008 Barack Obama
    2004 John Kerry
    2000 Al Gore
    1996 Bill Clinton
    1992 Bill Clinton
    1988 George H. W. Bush
    1984 Ronald W. Reagan
    1980 Jimmy Carter

    Since I'm registered as "Unaffiliated" I can vote in either primary and since I live in a predominatley red county I usually vote in the Republican primary, which has more to do with weeding out local county commissioners. In the Gubernatorial, Senate & Congressional races for the state, I've voted for both Rs & Ds over the years as well.

    Never voted a straight ticket and never will (should be illegal). Saw a bumper sticker once that said "Why Think, Vote Straight Republican" ...but I digress.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    2008- Barack Obama
    2004- John Kerry
    2000- Al Gore

    That's all, I am a young dude.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Cyburbian Raf's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    2008- Barack Obama
    2004- John Kerry
    2000- Al Gore

    That's all, I am a young dude.
    Lather, rinse, repeat. Same for me dude. Although i did vote for McCain during the 2000 primaries. I was registered as a republican then, and even today still voted for a republic assemblymen because he was doing a fine job, especially trying to get a budget deal brokered as an "r".
    follow me on the twitter @rcplans

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    2008 John McCain*
    2004 George Bush**
    2000 Pat Buchanan***
    1996 Bob Dole
    1992 William Jefferson Clinton


    *Up until a week ago I had no plans to vote in this Presidential election [explanation here]. The vote for McCain is only reflective of a belief that his administration would be better for my employer's profits than an Obama administration.

    **Kerry? That's the best the Dems could come up with?

    ***Throw away vote out of irritation with the GOP for fielding Bush (Georgia was going to Bush by a comfortable margin). Don't read anything else into it.
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    2008 G. Obama P. Obama (Would have been Richardson if he was still in the race)
    2004 G. Kerry P. Clark
    2000 G. Gore P. Bradley
    1996 G. Clinton

    I don't have a good track record on primaries or on down the ticket races.
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    My history, with the Primary/Caucus "Texas Two Step":

    2008 - G Obama P/C Obama
    2004 - G Kerry* P/C Did not participate
    2000 - G Gore P/C Gore (the first election I qualified to vote in)

    I didn't want Bush, but was pissed that Kerry was the best the D could come up with. I didn't participate in the primary/caucus for that reason.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Off-topic:
    I'm hoping folks like Bear and ofos post their past picks so we can hear names like Coolidge, Dewey, and McKinley batted around!

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    2008 - McCain
    2004 - Bush
    2000 - Bush
    1996 - Dole

    I will probably vote Red for President always, however for local elections and even state elections I vote independently.

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    2008 Barack Obama
    2004 John Kerry
    2000 Al Gore
    1996 Bill Clinton
    1992 Bill Clinton
    1988 Mike Dukakis
    1984 Walter Mondale
    1980 Jimmy Carter
    1976 Jimmy Carter

    OK, I admit there's a trend...
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 04 Nov 2008 at 5:40 PM. Reason: oops!!! 1876? I don't think so

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    gees, you think you know people and then you read this stuff...









    just kidding...

    I voted the same way RJ did, but I started in 84 (I was only 16 in 1980)

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    2008: John McCain (primary and general)

    Supported Bush in 2000 and 2004, was well-informed and in-tune, but was too young to vote. I was too young for '04 by about 4 months. I did vote in 2006, the 2006 primary, the 2008 primary, and a couple municipal elections though.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Off-topic:
    I'm hoping folks like Bear and ofos post their past picks so we can hear names like Coolidge, Dewey, and McKinley batted around!
    Mount McKinley is a winner in the mountain division. Rita Coolidge always got my vote and how could you not go for Dewey along with his brothers Huey and Louie.

    2008 - McCain
    2004 - GWB
    2000 - GWB
    1996 - Dole
    1992 - Perot (protest vote against Rep. & Dem. parties)
    1988 - GHWB
    1984 - Reagan
    1980 - Reagan (protest against Carter draft dodger pardon)
    1976 - Carter
    1972 - McGovern
    1968 - Humphrey
    Last edited by ofos; 04 Nov 2008 at 5:50 PM.
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    2004-Kerry
    2000-Gore
    1996-Clinton
    1992-Clinton

    My first presidential election was 1992 and I voted in Bozeman, Montana. I have gone on to vote in Oregon, South Carolina, and New Jersey.
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    My first presidential election was in 1976, New Jersey by absentee ballot.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    2008 - G: McCain (R) P: McCain (although I would have voted Thompson, then Romney if either had gone the distance) - TX US President; Cornyn (R) - TX US Senate; McCaul (R) - TX US House 10

    2006 - G: Werner (L) - TX Governor; Hutchinson (R) - TX US Senate; Barton (R) - TX US House 6

    2004 - G: Bush (R) P: Bush (R) - TX US President; Barton (R) - TX US House 6

    2002 - Cornyn (R) - TX US Senate; Barton (R) - TX US House 6

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    2008 Barack Obama
    2004 John Kerry
    2000 Al Gore
    1996 Bill Clinton
    1992 Bill Clinton
    1988 Mike Dukakis
    1984 Walter Mondale
    1980 Jimmy Carter
    1976 Jimmy Carter

    OK, I admit there's a trend...
    Glad you posted that, RJ, as I couldn't recall the names of several defeated Dems. (I am a week older than you.)

    Ditto. Except that on this recent mailed ballot, I wrote in Hillary.

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    2008-Obama
    2004-Kerry
    2000-Gore
    1996-Clinton
    1992-Clinton
    1988-Durkakis
    1984-Mondale

    It's at the the state and local levels I've split my vote, often times voting R as much as D. Local level, it's about the person, not the party.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    I'm 24 so this is only my second presidential election.

    2004 - Nader
    2008 - Obama

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    I write in Goldwater every year!

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    2008 - Obama
    2004 - Kerry
    2000 - Nader
    1996 - Clinton
    1992 - Clinton (my first presidential vote, by absentee, while in college)

    I'm registered Independent, and on the local tickets I voted as much R and D... especially for incumbants who are doing a fine job.

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